SPURIOUS CORRELATION By N., Sam M.S. - 17 the situation where variables are correlated through their common relationship with one or more other variables but not through a causal mechanism. Have a look on third-variable problem. SPURIOUS CORRELATION: "Spurious correlation deals with the relationship of variables." Related Psychology Terms Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case CANONICAL CORRELATION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F) CAUSAL ORDERING ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPURIOUS CORRELATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spurious-correlation/ (accessed June 28, 2022).